Sunday, November 22, 2009

Overboard Silver Shadow Passenger Rescued

A passenger went overboard early this morning (November 22) from Silversea's Silver Shadow as the ship was approaching Ft. Lauderdale. The Coast Guard received the call from the ship approximately 3am when it was about 20 miles east of Miami.

The ship had already put rescue boats into the water and was remaining on the scene to search for the 62-year-old man. Approximately 7:45am he was located swimming about 20 miles southeast of Governor's Cut (near Miami). A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Miami flew to the position and lowered a rescue swimmer, who helped the man into the ship's rescue boat.

The 28,500-ton Silver Shadow is turning around today at Ft. Lauderdale at the completion of a 9-day cruise from Barbados and before starting a 10-day eastern Caribbean itinerary this evening.

Below is the Coast Guard-supplied video of the scene.